September 01, 2020
Balmy days, crisp and cozy nights, back-to-school fever, fall color palettes and the anticipation of upcoming gatherings are many of the reasons why this is my favorite time of year. We are nestled in that in-between time when a breezy maxi is a staple during the day but you are reaching for your comfiest lightweight knit at night. It can feel binary though - feeling forced to say goodbye to the brights and whites that you have lived in all summer and adhere to the all too familiar trope "no white after Labor Day".
At Harper & Tucker we like to create our own rules. To me, the push and pull of this time is something to lean into. This is a time to innovate your closet, blending the new with the old and creating looks that represent the very best of both seasons. From your open-toe sandals to casual booties, you have endless opportunity to style a summer go-to with a fall favorite. That neon pink mini you're obsessed with that perfectly complements your summer glow can be transformed when you throw on a denim jacket, neutral lightweight scarf, and booties for a chic fall ensemble. This isn't the last hurrah of your summer favorites, but rather a time to be inspired and take advantage of summer markdowns that you can pair with the newest fall arrivals. It is the best of both worlds!
With that in mind, I wanted to not only take the time to highlight some of my picks from our newest 'summer' markdowns, but also announce our newest brand addition!
Renowned for their effortless contemporary designs, Sancia is the newest Australian luxury brand in our collection. Sancia's vision is to evoke a sense of wanderlust for the modern jet setter, create a classic yet elevated aesthetic, and bring to life the carefree mindset and beauty of Australia. Their comprehensive commitment to sustainable practices include everything from fabrication, plastic-free shipping, small-batch production to partnering entirely with small family-owned businesses for craftsmanship.
I personally have fallen completely in love with their look and silhouettes. Each piece is contemporary and on-trend, while still feeling timeless and ageless. These pieces are truly building blocks for your closet, their luxe fabrications and tailored designs ensure they are treasures to be worn for years to come. Our first full collection will be arriving this November but...we were able to snag a few pieces for you now, so that you wouldn't have to wait!
Each one of these pieces is the perfect transitional item to take summer loves into fall. I fell in love with the soft neutrals and relaxed fit of the Natural Audrey Knit (on the left) and think that she is a perfect day-to-night piece that you could throw over high-waisted denim shorts at the beach and then pair with a tailored dark-wash jean at night. The Grace Knit Pant (center) is a WFH must-have, that will take you from the sofa to a night-out on the town. Her breezy silhouette and soft knit fabrication make her perfect for lounging, but her strong elastic waistband will cinch you in so you could pair her with a crop and strappy heels for a more tailored and put-together ensemble. If you're building a closet to last, the Hanni Top (right) is the perfect luxe cami just for that. She's lined, easy-to-tuck, soft to the touch and looks luxurious and more sophisticated than your typical basic.
Right now is definitely the time to snag bestselling styles that are only being marked down to make way for the industry's biggest season. There are some amazing beauties that just hit the sale rack, so wanted to give you my own personal edit of these pieces and tips for styling them year-round.
The Cream Lo Romper is one of my favorite silhouettes that Show Me Your Mumu has ever produced. We immediately sold out of this style in the Queen Palms print, and we are also completely enamored with her in the cream for a simple, neutral look. While you may be hesitant to wear her post-Labor Day, I actually think she epitomizes a year-round staple. I love the idea of contrasting her feminine, drapey fabric with a black leather jacket and booties for an edgy night-time look. Or love the idea of pairing her with black tights and sparkly statement jewelry for your next Holiday Party!
The Morelli Lena Ditsy Pant is the perfect transitional piece to take you right into fall. She's incredibly comfy and lightweight, so you could spend all day lounging on the couch, or dress her up with a long-sleeve black bodysuit and pump for a night-out. The ditsy print makes her a perfect universal piece that would pair seamlessly with any neutral, any time of year.
I honestly cannot believe we still have the Bamboo Palm Delia Crop Top in stock! This is one of my favorite palm prints from Mumu - I am in love with the intertwining neutrals and muted greens. The soft tones make this less of a summer print and allow her to be transitional, elevating any simple basic you pair her with well into fall. I love the idea of her with a light-washed denim pant, white sneakers, and a breezy cardi to balance her more structured silhouette.
I am obsessing over the femininity and timelessness of the Orange Blossom Gigi Top! The details of this piece are stunning and take it from a simple floral blouse to a standout item that you could wear with anything from a black denim to a breezy, boho skirt. The Orange Blossom print is muted just enough that she plays well with neutrals and darker hues in the colder months. Also, she does have a matching face mask for the ultimate 2020 ensemble!
This truly is my favorite time of the year - we have the light of summer blended with the promise of fall! In this transitional time, we can enjoy the best of both worlds in our life and in our style. You can take everything that you loved from your summer wardrobe and make it feel new by mixing in new pieces you fall in love with from emerging fall collections.
With Labor Day quickly approaching, we wanted to give you a little extra something to honor our labor force (whom we must celebrate more than ever this year)! In honor of Labor Day, we will be hosting a 25% off site-wide sale from now until September 7 at 11:59pm EST. Only our most recently dropped items (from our New Arrivals collection) will be exempt from the sale, but all other pieces including the edit above will be an additional 25% off when you use code LABOROFLOVE at checkout. Stop by our H&T Happy Hour on InstagramLIVEthis Friday at 5:30EST as we review some of our favorite styles from the shop and pull together fun outfits that you can wear for the long weekend and beyond!